Posted on May 25, 2014

Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail), the company overseeing the construction of much-anticipated integrated railways network, in association with Autodesk; the provider of consultations services and Building Information Models (BIM) for Qatar Rail projects, offers its Platinum Sponsorship to the third edition of the prestigious information and communication technology conference QITCOM 2014, organized by the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ictQATAR)  in Partnership with fischerAppelt. The event is taking place from May 26 to 28 at the Qatar National Convention Centre.

Qatar Rail’s support to QITCOM also shows its commitment to the government’s efforts to build a robust knowledge-based economy, in line with the country's National Vision 2030. Qatar Rail is fast embracing latest technologies in support of its projects related to building of Doha Metro, Lusail Light Rail Transit and Long Distance Passenger and Freight Rail, which are ought to become the torchbearers in the country's economic development.

Eng. Saad Al Muhannadi (pictured), Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Rail said: “Developing specific and appropriate technology for the major projects related to infrastructure will ensure that resources are used efficiently and enhance the effectiveness of these projects according to Qatar National Vision 2030, and in particular, Qatar Rail projects through reaching smart applications and adopting smarter environmental systems which fulfil all needs”.

Al Muhannadi referred to the fact that ICT forms the nucleus of Qatar Rail’s time-critical operations and is underpinned by the strategic plan to optimize resources, improve efficiency and enhance safety for an excellent sustainable mode of transport. Al Muhannadi also expressed his happiness for sponsoring the conference which is a meeting point of global thoughts and local applications, emphasizing that this is an opportunity to learn and catch up with the fast changing technologies as well as to team up with potential service providers.

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Louay Dahmash, Head, Autodesk Middle East said: “We are living in a networked world; hence IT solutions have a special role to play in shaping the societies at large. Qatar is a priority market for us and we have already won the confidence with Qatar Rail adopting our BIM for the country's modern integrated railway network".

Autodesk’s consulting team has been supporting Qatar Rail on the implementation of BIM technologies and practices to help decrease the overall time and costs of projects by minimizing rework and miscommunication, providing more actionable insight into projects, and helping accelerate decision-making earlier into the project lifecycle. It’s worth mentioning that QITCOM 2014 will attract leading players in the industry from dealers to end users wherein several strategic deals are to be struck, besides offering promising potentials.

QITCOM 2014 is more important now since it is focusing on different kinds of solutions proposed to fulfill the requirements of forming the Information and communication future of the Qatari economy; this is due to the rich program of spokesmen selected carefully. The conference, with a key theme ‘Innovating Today for the Future of Qatar’, provides an ideal opportunity for Qatar Rail to enhance its Brand Visibility and showcase its technological prowess and future prospects.